JCILPS launches survey to determine migrant population in electoral roll

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IMPHAL, October 11: The JCILPS today launched its `Joint Committee on Non-Manipuri Survey Work`™ to determine the exact figures of non-local migrant workers who have been included in the electoral roll without proper documents.

Speaking to media persons at their Nongmeibung office this evening co-convenor of the JCILPS BK Moirangcha informed that the survey was started from 8.30 am at the Chingmeirong area which falls under Wangkhei Assembly constituency.

He said many non-locals were found in the electoral roles without any proper documents of identification.

He maintained that a decision will be taken as to how to deal with those found in the electoral role without proper verification.

The Joint Committee on Non-Manipuri Survey Work will be set up in all assembly constituencies of the State with help of NGOs in the concerned constituency, he said before adding that it would be the responsibility of the concerned NGOs to initiate the survey.

Today`™s drive was jointly conducted by Rongmei Youth Club Chingmeirong, Chingmeirong Social Welfare Association, Chingmeirong Youth Welfare Association, Ima Panthoibi Meira Paibi Lup, Chingu Leima Meira Paibi Lup and Chingmeirong Singlup.

In the meantime, he appealed to all civil organisations at every entry point of Manipur to conduct identity verification of all migrants and to report any irregularity to the JCILPS or the nearest police station.

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